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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 3:54 AM EDT Apr. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mattawamkeag River above Mattawamkeag
* until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 3:31 am Friday the stage was 13.9 feet
* minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 15.1 feet by
Sunday early afternoon. Additional rises may be possible
thereafter.
* At 14.0 feet flooding begins along the Bancroft Road
between whytopitlock and Danforth.
* At 15.0 feet, bridge Road near Haynesville is flooded.


Lat... Lon 4557 6838 4560 6819 4572 6808 4566 6794
      4551 6810 4546 6835


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:07 AM EDT Apr. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Monday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Central Highlands, far eastern
Maine, North Woods, and Penobscot valley.

* From Saturday morning through Monday evening.

* The combination of rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches along with
significant snowmelt in areas that still have snow on the ground
will lead to significant rises on streams this weekend, and on
rivers this weekend and into early next week.

* There is high confidence that smaller streams will flood. There
is also high confidence that some area rivers will experience
moderate to major flooding Sunday into early next week.
Confidence is not as high as to whether any areas experience
record flooding, but it is a possibility.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:07 AM EDT Apr. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Monday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Central Highlands, far eastern
Maine, North Woods, and Penobscot valley.

* From Saturday morning through Monday evening.

* The combination of rainfall of 1.5 to 2.5 inches along with
significant snowmelt in areas that still have snow on the ground
will lead to significant rises on streams this weekend, and on
rivers this weekend and into early next week.

* There is high confidence that smaller streams will flood. There
is also high confidence that some area rivers will experience
moderate to major flooding Sunday into early next week.
Confidence is not as high as to whether any areas experience
record flooding, but it is a possibility.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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